Placing Really Cheap (or Free) Phone Calls with Skype

If you’re traveling to foreign lands or have friends on the opposite side of the globe, the best way to talk to them is to use Skype or an instant messaging program that supports PC-to-PC and PC-to-phone calling.
For quite a while, the only game in town was Skype, and I think it’s still the best, but other players are now competing in this space, including Windows Live Messenger and Yahoo! Messenger. The following sections introduce you to the basics of Skype. Competing services function pretty much the same way.
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